Dobbie looking for five out of five

Blackpool's Stephen Dobbie on the bench at Millwall
Blackpool's Stephen Dobbie on the bench at Millwall
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Stephen Dobbie is hoping to keep his incredible Championship run going this season.

The striker makes his third home debut for the Seasiders in tomorrow’s game against Leicester after joining on loan from Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

He’s incredibly been to the play-off final for the previous four seasons, twice in the tangerine of Blackpool.

Dobbie was part of Ian Holloway’s promotion winning side in 2010, before returning for a second loan spell for the defeat against West Ham in 2012.

And now he’s back and ready for his hat-trick.

“We’ll see how the first half of the season progresses and hopefully I can make it again this year,” he said.

“I don’t mind it at all, I’d be happy to do it every year.

“The only bad thing is that it cuts short my holidays each summer,” he joked.

Dobbie is expected to start for the Seasiders tomorrow who are looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s 3-1 defeat at Millwall.

They welcome high-flying Leicester City to Bloomfield Road, with Nigel Pearson’s side above them on goal difference in second place.

And Pool’s new boy expects a tough afternoon.

He said: “I’m happy to be back and I’m really looking forward to the Leicester game.

“It will be a tough game as they’ve had a great start to the season, but one I’m really looking forward to.

“The boys have been going well, but this league is like mad, anyone can beat anyone.”

Dobbie had little time to meet Paul Ince before being thrown on as a substitute just hours after signing for Pool on Tuesday afternoon.

He trained with his new team mates yesterday, not that he’ll need much time to settle in at a club he knows so well.

“I know the Gaffer from when he used to come and watch Tom (Ince), I’m really looking forward to working for him,” he said.

“I’ve heard good thinks about Alex Rae too, so I can’t wait to get going.

“Every game is a big game but I can’t wait to play at home.

“I have a great respect for the fans at Blackpool and it seems to work for me here.”

It’s been a hectic few days for everyone at Bloomfield Road, none more so than Dobbie.

He explained: “I’d trained with Palace in the morning on Tuesday then I got a phone call to go and sign the papers.

“I’ve played in a couple of good Blackpool teams and hopefully this is the start of another successful period.

“It’s all been a bit rushed. I packed all my stuff on Wednesday and drove back up here.

“I can’t wait to get going again now.”